Isaiah is quoted more often in the New Testament than any other prophet (over 411 times). His message was one of: (1) one God, (2) one world, (3) one faith. It is wonderfully Messianic: (1) the special children, chap. 7-14; (2) the Servant Songs, chap. 42:1-9; 49:1-7; 50:4-11; 52:13-53:12; and (3) the future Messianic Kingdom (New Age), chap. 56-66. Isaiah's literary skills surpass all OT prophets. His word plays and poetry are majestic and intriguing. The book is mostly poetry. It is difficult to sit down and read all of Isaiah at one time. It is difficult to outline the book. This is because Isaiah was a preacher, not an author or editor. His book records his spoken messages. They are linked together, sometimes: (1) by theme, (2) by chronology, and (3) by the cultural norms of the ancient Near East which are so different from our own. Part of the "You Can Understand the Bible" series by Dr. Bob Utley, retired Professor of Hermeneutics (Bible interpretation). For more of Dr. Utley's Bible study guides, and audio and video sermons and commentaries, go to www.freebiblecommentary.org.